Audience footfall in theaters has immensely decreased: Tigmanshu
Mumbai: Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming short film, Baarish Aur Chowmein says that audience footfall in theaters has immensely decreased in the last few years.
Baarish Aur Chowmein revolves around Siraj (Amit Sadh) who is unable to rent a house in Mumbai as not many are willing to accommodate a Muslim. So, he hides his true identity and finds a home, where he falls in love with the landlord's daughter Neelu (Taapsee Pannu).
Asked whether he would continue making short films on digital platform after this film, Dhulia said, "If a good script comes my way then definitely I would like to direct more short films because digital medium is the future. Audience footfall in theaters has immensely decreased at all circuits of country. Especially Mumbai circuit has witnessed a drop of 8 per cent in the last six years."
"Now people like to see movies at their homes on their laptops and mobile. Short films takes less to watch so, I feel that's the future," he added.
Baarish Aur Chowmein is a part of a project where 6 Indian and 6 Pakistani directors are making movies based on the common theme of love.